The Parish feast was celebrated on Wednesday, 14th January, 2015. The Parish priest Fr. Ivan Michael Rodrigues honoured the Patrons and donors with candles at 10 AM. Mr. Vincent Pinto, secretary of the Parish Pastoral Parishad read the names of the honoured. The solemn festive mass began at 10.30 am with Rector of Jeppu Seminary Fr. Joseph Martis as the main celebrant. Mr. Denis D’mello, Vice president of the Parish Pastoral Parishad gave introduction before the mass.
Fr. Joseph Martis delivered a very effective homily in which he explained two pictures of the Church and effects of understanding and misunderstanding of the language. He said that in Paladka everyone understands each others language, therefore meaningful development has taken place. His highly elegant but simple style thrilled the devotees and was enough to satisfy their devotional thirst. The church choir sang melodious hymns under the leadership of Smt. Metilda Cardoza. Mr. Joswan Pinto and Mr. Wilson D’souza played guitar and keyboard.
At the end, the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Ivan Michael Rodrigues delivered vote of thanks. Fr. Salvedore Serrao, SVD, Fr. Michael D’Silva and Fr.Apolinaris Crasta were offered flower bouquet on their Jubilees. Miss Hevita D’Souza of Immaculate Conception ward was felicitated for winning prize in the Diocesan level Elocution competition.
Pictures by: Allan D’Souza